Family Therapy in Ajax, ON

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Photo of Tanya Smolkin, Registered Social Worker in Ajax, ON
Tanya Smolkin
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
My passion is helping couples, children and families in distress find their unique voices and build positive relationships. I hold a Bachelor of Applied Science in Child Studies from the University of Guelph and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Toronto. I have been practicing for over 20 years in both the private and public sectors including Children's Aid Society, Bridgepoint Health and Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences. My practice is informed by a range of therapy models including, psychodynamic, family systems, crisis formulation, conflict resolution, narrative and emotion focused therapies.
(855) 463-0565
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Ajax, ON L1S
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Corrie Harvey Psychotherapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
This is a particularly challenging time for everyone, I personally believe we all need someone outside family and friends to either work through some long standing issues or just to get a different perspective on the difficulties we are experiencing.
Relationships can bring us the greatest happiness but also the deepest pain. When we are having problems with our relationships it can stress us in many ways. Relationship stress affects our physical, emotional and mental health and can leave us experiencing depression and anxiety issues. Relationship counselling, whether you chose to come as an individual or as a couple can provide the help you need to transform you as an individual or as a couple. I have extensive clinical experience in the many life stressors that come up in our lives and can support you in navigating and developing the coping skills to move through them.
(226) 240-4395
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Ajax, ON L1S
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Karen D Robinson-Renaud
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Sometimes being a parent comes with challenges you never expected to face. You may find yourself going from one crisis to another or doubting yourself at every turn. Perhaps in the past, you were able to cope well with issues as they arose, but now you are feeling stuck and frustrated. If you are ready to regain your hope and get your family life back on track, email me, so we can set a time to explore working together.
(844) 456-2380
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Ajax, ON L1T
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Jotsna Saraf-Uiterlinden
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, LLM
Verified
Verified
I mediate family disputes specializing in helping couples in a non adversarial environment.
Successful psychotherapy requires close cooperation between a client seeking change, and an experienced therapist/coach to facilitate that change. I work with individuals, couples, families and expatriates in the areas of trauma, depression, anxiety and chemical dependency. I offer personalized treatment approaches from the fields of clinical counselling, organizational and occupational psychology as well as cognitive behavioral therapy. As a trained EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapist, I also encourage lifestyle adjustments as part of a holistic treatment designed to help clients cope, and continue onto their path of recovery.
(647) 931-1231
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Ajax, ON L1S
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Aset Group Consulting and Counselling Services
Registered Social Worker
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Inspiring Change From Within. Are you an individual: adult, parent, youth who is seeking changes in your life due to depression, grief, separation, anxiety? Are you a parent seeking to bring your family together in counselling? Are you worried about your youth's self-esteem? Consider a therapist on your healing journey. Aset Group Consulting and Counselling Services is a group practice specializing in depression, trauma, adoption, family counselling, depression& more. Our approach is flexible to your needs, client-centered and goal-oriented.
(289) 278-8820
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Ajax, ON L1Z
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Lynn Trauzzi
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP
Verified
Verified
Some of the helpful and healing approaches I use are Internal Family System (IFS), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), addiction counselling, relapse prevention, and assertiveness training.
New client openings available. If you are feeling stuck, experiencing thoughts you cannot stop, anxiety, addiction, anger, deep sadness, confusion, a relentless inner critic, I can help. You don't have to go through this alone. My intention as a therapist is to provide guidance and help you tune into your inner wisdom and access the self-energy to improve your life and feel better, which for most of us is some combined measure of calm, happiness, courage, and self-confidence.
(289) 207-7655
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Tarak Ahmed
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I am a compassionate, client-focused social worker with over 10 years of considerable experience offering psychotherapy services to diverse clients. Over the years, I have successfully assisted individuals from different groups and backgrounds with life and career changes, family and marital problems, self-esteem difficulties, anxiety, and depression. As an individual who identifies as Muslim, I also provide faith-based counselling.
(647) 957-9092
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Ajax, ON L1S
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Arnoldene Grace-Sandy
Counsellor, MCC, MDiv
Verified
Verified
I aim to help you to project your best self in every relationship - marriage, family , common-law, workplace, or business relationship.
My mission is to help clients develop the skills needed to cope with life's challenges, to give clients the hope of freedom from anxiety, fear, anger and the effects of trauma that reduce their enjoyment of life. I provide counselling in the areas of anxiety, anger management, trauma, stress management, counselling for family , marriage and couples strategies for coping with life changes. Experience change with the alcohol abuse education which emphasize the effects of alcohol abuse on your brain & body and on relationships. I provide a warm, respectful, non-judgmental environment where you can feel safe to share your experiences.
(647) 697-6611 x905686
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Ajax, ON L1T
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Elizabeth Evans - Tmhc Counselling And Mediation
Registered Social Worker, RSW, BSc
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
* ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* Childhood and Adolescence can be difficult even without a pandemic, and long wait lists have left our children and youth in need. I specialize in all aspects of childhood, tween and adolescence: the good, the bad and the UGLY! I provide support with the goal of strengthening everyone within the family unit, for optimal functioning. I believe in flexibility, creativity and have the understanding that the youth and their families are the experts. I also support adults with the same understanding of the importance of flexibility and openness.
(289) 273-8843
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Karen Wright
Registered Psychotherapist, PsyD, RP
Verified
Verified
Depression, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Relationship and Family Issues, Addiction, Chronic Pain or Illness, Life Coaching, Grief, Parenting, Self Esteem, Spirituality, Meaning.
I offer in office and remote appointments. At this time, more people than ever are experiencing depression and anxiety as a result of significant change in our society. I work with individuals, families and couples who are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, addictions, abusive relationships, trauma, and anger management. I believe that everyone has the potential to live a fulfilling and satisfying life, and experience happiness. My psychotherapy practice centers on relieving emotional pain which has accumulated through difficult life experiences and/or problematic thinking and behaviours.
(289) 271-1815
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Ajax, ON L1T
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Tricia Cooper
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
As a child, family and individual therapist I have the privilege of specializing in mental health diagnosis' and disorders.
Are you looking for a therapist who has extensive knowledge and practice utilizing a range of different therapeutic approaches and has specific knowledge related to children and adolescents? Look no further! I am trained to provide Cognitive behavioural therapy, Dialectical behavioural therapy, Attachment based and Structural family therapy as well as Emotion and Solution focused therapies. Many of these interventions work well for adults, children, teens and couples as well!
(289) 210-7412
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Ajax, ON L1T
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Tracey Wade
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW, AACC, ACSTH
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
If you have ADHD & want support from someone who really gets it, I can help. If you're newly diagnosed and seek support and guidance on moving forward, I can help. If you have ADHD & a co-existing condition like anxiety/depression/stress making it difficult to function, I can help. If you're feeling alone, frustrated & hopeless in a relationship impacted by the effects of ADHD, I can help. If you seek a better connection with your partner, family member, friend, or colleague but think you're always falling short, I can help. If you'd like to change unhelpful emotions, thoughts, & behaviors that may be keeping you stuck, I can help.
(289) 302-7397
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Ajax, ON L1S
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Specialized Health and Hypnotherapy Services
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW, CH
Verified
Verified
My clinical education stems from a Masters, and Bachelors in Social Work, and a Specialization in Child and Family Relations and Psychology.
You need an experienced therapist who has a deep understanding and is compassionate to the struggles and suffering that can occur from various life experiences. I understand how overwhelming it can be and the need for empathy and solid guidance to help you through. As a well-rounded and versed clinical and intuitive therapist, we can find our way through your suffering and struggles and for you to achieve the optimal vision of yourself and life.
(249) 502-5801
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Ajax, ON L1T
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Avista Amuyan
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q), BAH, MACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Coming from an immigrant family , Avista is fluent in Farsi and understands how difficult it can be to navigate the cultural conflict one may experience when being raised in a different country.
Accepting New Clients - Avista knows how intimidating and difficult it can be to reach out for help and take that first step towards personal growth and self-discovery. She is appreciative that she gets to accompany her clients during their personal journey. Avista works from a biopsychosocial framework. She understands that there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to therapy and aims to customize her approach according to each client and their individual needs. Avista has a great deal of experience supporting individuals who are struggling with addiction.
(289) 797-1246
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Ajax, ON L1T
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John Kovac
Counsellor, MA, RMFT, CAMFT, OAMHP
Verified
Verified
Marriage and Family Therapy Individual psychotherapy.
I believe that successful therapy begins with finding the right therapist for you. To help you accomplish this, during our initial consultation, I establish whether you are comfortable with my approach to therapy, training and experience. I respect your right to ask any questions and find answers that are relevant to developing a strong, professional theraputic relationship. Important aspects that will help you choose the right therapist are that they: can show you a relevant diploma or license to practice have completed training which includes theoretical perspectives and supervised practice listen and respect your feelings connect well with you
(289) 271-0709
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Kristina Jagassar
Registered Psychotherapist, BSc, MDiv, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I utilize a combination of therapeutic modalities and techniques including CBT, Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Family Systems and Attachment Theory to guide my practice.
"Seeking positive change? it's all in the process." I am Kristina and I have over a decade of experience working with diverse individuals, children/youth and families who have experienced trauma, anxious feelings, family and relationship conflict, bullying, crisis, life transitions and the daily stress of life. I support individuals through depression, various forms of anxiety in a client-centered approach. Sessions are not just talk therapy but a holistic service wherein supporting goals such as coping strategies, moving you forward, living a balanced life and resilience are the focus to empower positive change.
(289) 768-8744
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Gigi Goary
Registered Social Worker, PhD, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
As the owner of NuChoice Counselling and Assessment Services Inc, I provide a wide range of innovative person-centred counselling and assessment services that enhance and transform the lives of individuals and families. I provide individual, relationship, and family counselling for individuals who struggle in a variety of areas including depression, anxiety, conflict resolution, parent-teen conflict, and so on. In addition, I conduct parenting capacity assessments, custody and access assessments, and need assessments. All of my services can be provided at my office, in the community, or via online video.
(844) 510-0711
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Derek Wright
BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Whether you're worried about you marriage or family falling apart, concerned for your son's or daughter's well-being, depressed, anxious, or overwhelmed, counselling can help.
If you feel unhappy with where you’re at in your life and don’t want to burden others with your problems, therapy can help. Feeling that you are not alone and that someone understands you is critical to starting to feel better. Even though it may not feel like it right now, you can become stronger and feel better.
(289) 271-0758
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Ajax, ON L1T
Photo of Karen M Thornton, Registered Social Worker in Ajax, ON
Karen M Thornton
Registered Social Worker, Hons, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I am a Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist in Ontario. I provide psychotherapy services from an anti-oppressive framework using a client-centered or family -centered approach to meet the various needs of my clientele. I specialize in trauma, relationship issues, domestic violence, PTSD, addiction, anxiety, attachment, grief and loss, and other mental health concerns. I utilize various treatment tools in individual or group settings, including, CBT, Narrative, EFT, Mindfulness, DBT, Strength and System approaches. We also do cognitive and behavioural assessment and testing at our centers through a Registered Psychologist.
(855) 797-9670
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CBM Psychological & Counseling Services
Psychologist, drs
Verified
Verified
At CBM, we provide psychological and counselling services for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families struggling with any number of challenging situations. Our multicultural and integrated team is made up of highly trained and qualified mental health and educational professionals, with many years of experience working with clients from diverse backgrounds. Our range of services include psycho-educational and psychological assessments (for children, adolescents & adults), individual counselling/psychotherapy, play therapy, art therapy, couples counselling and family therapy .
(289) 302-5224
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Family Therapy Counsellors

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.